US adds 313,000 jobs in Feb | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 12, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:07 AM, March 12, 2018

US adds 313,000 jobs in Feb

The US economy added the biggest number of jobs in more than 1-1/2 years in February, but a slowdown in wage growth pointed to only a gradual increase in inflation this year.

Nonfarm payrolls jumped by 313,000 jobs last month, boosted by the largest rise in construction jobs since 2007, the Labor Department said on Friday.

The payrolls gain was the most since July 2016 and triple the roughly 100,000 jobs the economy needs to create each month to keep up with growth in the working-age population. Data for December and January were revised to show the economy creating 54,000 more jobs than previously reported.


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